This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



We will have access to the venue on August 5th if you wish to arrive early and help with the setup.


The event will take place at Concordia University, at the John Molson School of Business.

The venue is right next to the Guy-Concordia subway station, on the Green line.

We have rented the following rooms, on the third floor of the building:

The rooms will be accessible from 9:00 to 22:30. On the 9th, you'll need to vacate before 17:00.


We do not provide accommodation and you will need to find a place to stay yourself.

Here are a few recommendations:


The venue is in downtown Montreal and there are a lot of different food options at walking distance.

Video Streaming and remote participation

You will be able to livestream the talks on The final videos will eventually be published on the Debian Video Archive and on Youtube.

For remote participation you can use IRC on by joining the channel

Schedule and Talk Submissions

We are now accepting talk submissions!

Please include a short title, a longer description of the event and a short personal bio. Please also provide us with information such as scheduling restrictions or any special requirements.

Session lengths can be either be 20 or 45 minutes long (including time for questions). Other kinds of sessions (such as workshops) could have different durations, please specify the most suitable duration and explain any special requests.

Presentations are expected in English, but if you'd like to offer one in French, please let us know.

The sessions are optionally recorded on video and these recordings will be released under the following license.

Please send us your proposals to by the submission deadline June 16, 2020. A slot will also be set aside in the schedule for lightning talks.


Self-registration is mandatory. You can register online here.

Please note you will be able to register under a corporate registration if you want to support the event. We will invoice you for 200 CAD via SPI for the registration.


The MiniDebcamp is a perfect opportunity to host Debian sprints. We would welcome if teams assemble and work together on their projects.

The following sprints will happen:

Group picture

TheAnarcat graciously offered to be in charge of this.


We are looking for sponsors! If you are interested, please contact Louis-Philippe VĂ©ronneau <pollo AT debian DOT org>.

Invoices will be issued by Software in the Public Interest, Inc. (SPI), a non-profit corporation under the laws of New York State. SPI has a tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Invoices can be paid via bank transfer, credit card or ?PayPal.

Gold - 3,000 CAD // 2,300 USD

Silver - 2,000 CAD // 1,500 USD

Bronze - 1,000 CAD // 750 USD

Supporter - less than 1,000 CAD // 750 USD


Open tasks

Task coordination for this event is handled by Salsa in the mini/mtl2020 project space, in the issues section.


To plan the MiniDebConf we have regular meetings on the OFTC IRC network in the channel #debian-quebec.

Check the /topic to learn about the next meeting.

Meeting summaries can be found


Be respectful - Code of conduct

Debian event organisers are committed to providing an event where all participants feel safe. All attendees are expected to treat all people and facilities with respect and help create a welcoming environment. If you notice behaviour that fails to meet this standard, please speak up and help to keep this event as respectful as we expect it to be.

If you are harassed and requests to stop are not successful, or notice a disrespectful environment, the organisers want to help. Please contact us at We will treat your request with dignity and confidentiality, investigate, and take whatever actions appropriate. We can provide information on security, emergency services, transportation, alternative accommodations, or whatever else may be necessary. If mediation is not successful, organisers reserve the right to to take action against those who do not cease unacceptable behaviour.

See the DebConf Code of Conduct and the Debian Code of Conduct.